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by Steven Weinberg,Casey Scieszka

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ISBN: 1596435275
Author: Steven Weinberg,Casey Scieszka
Language: English
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (March 1, 2011)
Pages: 496
Category: Hobbies & Games
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 583
Size Fb2: 1845 kb
Size ePub: 1460 kb
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Casey and Steven met and sparked a relationship while studying abroad in Morocco their junior year, and after . You'll be sure to love TO TIMBUKTU, regardless of your age or background.

Two: pursue our creative interests (visual art for him, writing for me). And three: be together. This unique travelogue documents their two-year international jaunt teaching English in China; traveling through Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam; and, finally, living in Mali, where Casey studied the role of Islam in education on a Fulbright grant.

Casey and Steven met in Morocco, moved to China then went all the way. Casey and Steven met in Morocco, moved to China then went all the way to Timbuktu. Aug 23, 2011 Dani Shuping rated it really liked it. Shelves: graphic-novel.

Illustrator Steven Weinberg (her boyfriend) has filled their memoir with charcoal drawings -- classic cartoon art after my. .Needless to say, Scieszka and Weinberg are both adventurous people with an admirable approach.

Illustrator Steven Weinberg (her boyfriend) has filled their memoir with charcoal drawings -- classic cartoon art after my own heart, similar to "Calvin and Hobbes. Needless to say, he is an illustrator with substantial gifts, and because the two are a real-life couple, they've managed to pair their writing and drawings perfectly, matching every scene with a picture that illuminates and gives the story life. They are fearless, multi-lingual, get-out-and-go types, each with considerable drive and determination to tackle experiences with enthusiasm and a positive outlook.

To Timbuktu chronicles Scieszka’s and illustrator Steven Weinberg’s first two years out of college teaching English . They currently live in Brooklyn.

Scieszka majored in sociology and studied abroad in Morocco while attending Pitzer College. About Pitzer College. Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution.

by Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg. An illustrated travelogue about the handful of years right after college that Casey and Steven spent adventuring around Asia and West Africa making it, yup, All the way to timbuktu. Impressively witty, perceptive, and candid. effortless mix of globe-trotting adventure, romance, humor, and expanding self-knowledge. For teens itching to get out into the world, this is a road map, and Casey and Steven make for eminently pleasant traveling companions. Often humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking.

Casey and Steven were college students at opposite ends of the country . Casey and Steven have an amazing story. This was a fantastic book, sure to inspire anyone in their early 20s to travel the world

Casey and Steven were college students at opposite ends of the country, one in California and one in Maine. Yet, they happened to meet in Morocco during a study abroad trip. This was a fantastic book, sure to inspire anyone in their early 20s to travel the world. It would work well in a world geography course to introduce culture and lifestyle to the students.

Casey and Steven met in Morocco, moved to China then went all the way to Timbuktu. 50 lbs. Dimensions:1. Age Range:14 to 18 years. Grade Range:Grades 9 to 12. Related Subjects. Biographies Teen & Young Adult Travel.

Casey Scieszka is the author of To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story, an illustrated travelogue created with her husband, children's book writer and illustrator Steven Weinberg

Casey Scieszka is the author of To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story, an illustrated travelogue created with her husband, children's book writer and illustrator Steven Weinberg. It’s about the handful of years right out of college they spent adventuring around Asia and West Africa and going yup, all the way to Timbuktu.

nine countries, two people, one true story. Casey Scieszka, Steven Weinberg (1984-). Published 2010 by Roaring Brook Press in New York. Voyages around the world, Travelers' writings, American.

To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story. written by Casey Scieszka, illustrated by Steven Weinberg - Graphic Novel. Browse by last name:. View all by author . kidsreads.

Casey and Steven met in Morocco, moved to China then went all the way to Timbuktu. This illustrated travel memoir tells the story of their first two years out of college spent teaching English, making friends across language barriers, researching, painting, and learning to be themselves wherever they are.

Comments:

Arryar
This was by far one of my favorite books of the year. Scieszka's distinct voice and Weinberg's artistic style was a compelling combination. When I first picked it up, I worried it would be yet another travel story with little unique value. What I found was the opposite; its unlike anything you'll read, with the perfect balance of humor, cultural insights, and a look at the one-of-a-kind relationship between Scieszka and Weinberg. I highly recommend it.
Usic
Scieszka's elegant, but playful prose and Weinberg's humorous illustrations invite the reader to take part in two of life's greatest adventures: falling in love and figuring out for yourself just what life has in store for you. The story takes place across a myriad of settings and situations, all brought to life with clever illustrations and a poetic writing style which will transport you around the world as the story's protagonists explore new places, befriend a host of colorful characters, and settle into a new relationship and life after college. "To Timbuktu" is an exquisite piece of storytelling which all audiences are sure to enjoy.
Umsida
As an English/social studies teacher this book was a great buy! I shared excerpts with my students and passed it on to other teachers. We were thrilled to
hear that this is Jon Scieszka's daughter--good writing runs in the family, and yes, Jon is mentioned in the tale. You will feel like you are traveling with
Casey & Steven. Don't let the number of pages psych out your kids; it reads fast with Steven's fun drawings.
Faell
Since there are already a couple of excellent summaries in the posted reviews, I will give an update -- and then you will be able to read the book without wondering what follows the last line --
"Caaaaaaaaseeeeeeey?" Amina calls down. "Steeeeeeeeeeeeven?" --
as well as understand the origins of their current lives.

After their travels, Casey and Steven moved to San Francisco (where they wrote the book), then back to Morocco, then to Brooklyn, then to the Catskills, where they opened the Spruceton Inn, a bed and bar. Basically they created the kind of place that they would want to go to. The bedspreads are painters' drop cloths; the benches, shelves, and tables are constructed from leftover barn wood. They exhibit the same self-sufficiency and creativity you'll read about in "To Timbuktu."

A unique feature of the Inn is that they host an annual Artist Residency. Here's a description from the website:
"The short version: A handful of artists. One week each. Free stay. No strings attached.
The little bit longer version: Every fall we accept applications online from writers and 2D artists, about seven of whom will be awarded a no-cost, 5 day, solo Artist Residency here at the Inn between January and March. We do not require that you produce anything in particular or show us your work when you're here. That said, one of favorite parts of this Residency is spending time with the Artists at the bar in Room One and learning about what they're up to. We've had 32 artists stay with us over the past four winters. We cannot wait to host more!"
RUL
Upon glimpsing the cover of TO TIMBUKTU, one feels compelled to immediately flip through the pages to discover what the book is about. Don't get me wrong, I'm not encouraging anyone to spoil an amazing story. I'm just saying it's impossible not to glance at the incredible artwork before you read. The caption on the cover says it all: "WORDS: Casey Sciezska ART: Steven Weinberg." Words and art: what a way to show the simple beauty of a travel story created by artists.

The author of TO TIMBUKTU is the daughter of famous children's author Jon Scieszka, and she's quite good. Illustrator Steven Weinberg (her boyfriend) has filled their memoir with charcoal drawings --- classic cartoon art after my own heart, similar to "Calvin and Hobbes." Needless to say, he is an illustrator with substantial gifts, and because the two are a real-life couple, they've managed to pair their writing and drawings perfectly, matching every scene with a picture that illuminates and gives the story life. The word-art combinations are laugh-out-loud funny and make the book one you'll want to buy and keep.

After meeting in Morocco, these two twenty-somethings decide to go one step further and explore the world together while getting used to each other. Not inclined to cut things short or delay their relationship for years, they endeavor to see the world before deciding what to do with their careers and their hearts. After finalizing collegiate experiences, they pursue foreign exchange, a program typically managed by means of a government grant. Grantors require something substantial of their American "ambassadors," so Scieszka and Weinberg submit individual goals and expectations and then receive approval, followed by a voyage to the Far East and then into undeveloped Africa.

Their first stop is China --- one place Scieszka has already seen --- and so, with little knowledge of the native dialects and cross-cultural expectations, they accept teaching jobs, becoming instant instructors to a large number of Chinese children of varying ages. After an overwhelmingly positive experience, they next venture to Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Morocco --- and, of course, make a special stop at Timbuktu. (As long as you're going third-world, why not go all the way?)

The couple's combined experiences take them to strange and desolate places, making the expedition difficult in unanticipated ways. Africa proves a more challenging place to live than the Far East, yet they express little surprise in discovering how natural it feels to be a Westerner in remote parts of the world.

Needless to say, Scieszka and Weinberg are both adventurous people with an admirable approach. They are fearless, multi-lingual, get-out-and-go types, each with considerable drive and determination to tackle experiences with enthusiasm and a positive outlook. They also show limited bias in adapting to different regions that are dissimilar in dialect and cultural expectations. The food, described in much detail, is equally dissimilar wherever they go. Contrary to popular belief, Scieszka reports, the Far East has limited areas where there are actually hanging dog carcasses in the markets --- but there are some.

Of greatest concern are the difficult religious and social expectations of certain people, and also the dangers posed to foreigners, particularly to Americans. The couple must work through obstacles to stay their planned time. Living as locals, they encounter language barriers, mysterious illnesses, shocking hygiene standards, delectable and sickening foods, seedy black markets, hazardous mopeds, serious scares, and --- yes --- the unfortunate, very frightening experience of being forcibly taken into custody by the African police.

Overall, their expedition is impressive and continually comical, an experience that screams "go out and find your own adventure." This is a bright story about appreciating different people and places. The writing and art are impressive, making it possible for the reader to be transported. I was also happy to discover that the government-funded venture was not a waste of money. With worthy goals and an idealistic approach, two humanitarians set off to leave each place better than they found it, and this they did. Since returning to the States, Scieszka and Weinberg have dedicated themselves to aiding third-world countries and all of the bright, kind-hearted folks they got to know around the world.

You'll be sure to love TO TIMBUKTU, regardless of your age or background. It is my favorite book of the year thus far.

--- Reviewed by Melanie Smith

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